Growing up comes in many shapes and forms for all of us, In Piranhas the mafia are getting younger. Claudio Giovannesi‘s Italian mafia drama thriller, the grown ups are in jail now the kids come to play.
The film originally made it’s world premiere at 2019 Berlin Film Festival, winning The Silver Bear award (for best screen play). The film is entitled La paranza dei bambini in it’s native Italian, Piranhas we find ourselves in Naples Italy. A part of the city controlled by the Camora,Nicola (Francesco Di Napoli)a young boy dreaming of a life as a fashion designer. With many of the local mafia now behind bars, Nicola sees an opportunity with his young friends to take control of the streets. On their bikes with AK-47 they take their first steps into the violent, power-hungry world of crime.
Combining Mafia crime drama with coming of age story, based on Roberto Saviano‘s novel The Piranhas: The Boy Bosses of Naples. Saviano has written a number of books on the areas mafia with Gomorrah his most notable. The young cast are all first time actors that give the film an edge of innocence. Opportunists loosing sight blinded an opportunity to good to be true.
BlueFinch Film Releasing will be releasing this one digitally next month, today we have the film’s UK Trailer...
A brutal and stylish mafia thriller based on the book by Roberto Saviano (GOMORRAH). Nicola lives with his mother and younger brother in the Sanitae neighborhood of Naples, a place that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclub bottle service, Nicola and his naive group of friends begin selling drugs, an entryway into the violent, power-hungry world of crime.
The cast includes Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Balzo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellechia.
Piranhas will be available on Digital Download (iTunes, Amazon, Sky, Virgin, Google & Chili) from 13th July.